EVIDENCE BASE/ RESEARCH
The demand for therapeutic interventions with horses has resulted in numerous reviews evidencing its positive outcomes.
There are a number of terms used to refer to therapeutic work with horses, these include: Equine Facilitated Therapy, Equine Guided Learning, Equine Assisted Therapy, Equine Assisted Interventions and the lesser-known term “ Hippotherapy”.
This field of practice arose during the 1970s as an alternative to traditional talking therapies and it is increasingly being used to promote emotional growth and learning. The demand for therapeutic interventions with horses has resulted in numerous reviews evidencing its positive outcomes, many of which can be found at the following link to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Here are a few excerpts from some of the findings into Equine Guided Learning: